Manager, Internal Communications
Job ID: R0041583 | Communications Leadership | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Manager, Internal Communications serves as the primary editor for the strategic implementation of Health System communications. Communications include various platforms and media types, as well as direct communication from executives to internal and external audiences. Exceptional editorial skills and understanding of brand integrity are essential. Employee must use a high degree of discretion, judgment, and self-scheduling in performing the work. Responsibilities include managing and leading the editorial team; working with the executive team on all executive communication; creating editorial plans matched to strategic goals and current business needs; developing robust communications approaches and plans for key audiences; producing on-point and on-time communications on complex issues for various levels, including leadership; managing freelance writers and contributed content; and acting as the team lead for the internal editors.
  • Manage, lead, and hire the editorial and communications team.
  • Work directly with executives, staff, and other internal stakeholders to create a communication strategy that includes the core messages and audiences. Ensure that communications are aligned with the clinical strategy and established brand standards.
  • Collaborate with Director, Digital and Marketing Communications to set strategic priorities relative to editorial content across all internal communications vehicles.
  • Own the management and growth of internal communications site and other web and print communication platforms.
  • Create content for traditional and non-traditional communications vehicles, such as print, video, web, blog, press and media, and presentations.
  • Measure and create reports around use and readership.
  • Manage editorial content across all internal communications vehicles and manage editorial calendar.
  • Drive changes in content creation process to improve readership and efficiencies. Remain abreast of emerging trends in intranet content and design.
  • Collaborate with Medical Center, School of Medicine and UPG editorial staff, as well as PIO, to generate content and ensure consistency of communication.
  • Manage communications projects, such as new publications.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $84,364.80 - $134,992.00 Annually

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, public relations, or interactive media. Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience: Ten years of experience in employee communications, corporate communications, web communications, journalism, or print media required. Three years managing writers or editors preferred.
  • Licensure: None.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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Charlottesville, VA
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